As a student at UMGC, you have been asked to join a fictional committee that will partner with new students in various programs of study. You will work alongside UMGC students from other programs to coordinate a weekend event that includes a tour of the campus, an informal meeting with students who are interested in your program, and a lunch-and-learn session with a panel of experts from various fields.
During the meeting with students who may be interested in your field of study, one student mentions that a program requirement is statistics. That student asks you why statistics is needed in this program. Do research online and create a thoughtful reply to the student, including a list of at least 3 specific ways in which statistics is used in your field. Include references from the online sources. This serves as your initial post to the discussion and is due by 11:59 pm EST on Saturday.
Read the replies from the other members of the class and compare the role that statistics plays in various fields. Are you surprised by any of the ways that statistics can be used across disciplines? Did you see any commonalities? Make at least one substantive peer reply post by 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday.